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24 September 2012

What people think the most important considerations are when divorcing


The overwhelming majority of people believe that putting children’s interests first, followed by  avoiding conflict, are the most important factors if going through divorce, according to a new survey from Resolution, the UK's association for family law solicitors. 

Four out of five (78%) say that putting children’s interests first would be their most or second most important consideration in a divorce, and 53% would prioritise making the divorce as conflict-free as possible.
Despite this, over four-fifths of people (81%) believe that children end up being the main casualties of divorce, and 40% believe that divorces can never be without conflict – a figure that rises to nearly half (47%) of those who are currently divorced themselves. 
Despite the increasing availability of non-court alternatives, nearly half (45%) think that most divorces involve a visit to court. 
Read the full story here.